I asked my sister if she’d eat this French Toast pizza and she said “you mean the one with the grapes and the cheese? No thank you! I told her she didn’t even try it – it was like having French toast sticks with a charcuterie board on the side – the skinny pizza dough was kneaded in cinnamon/splenda – the cream cheese also had cinnamon and a bit of allspice, then after it came out of the oven I drizzled with sugar free pancake syrup and chopped bacon – it’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet, and would be perfect for a brunch – having both sweet and savory pizzas for your guests.
If you haven’t found whipped cream cheese, put it on your grocery list this weekend – it’s only a point per tablespoon and 2 tablespoons was plenty to cover this pizza – I used 5 ounces of dough for this pizza.
The whipped cream cheese is so light and fluffy and a nice salty note to this pizza.
Have you ever had baked grapes, or roasted grapes? I made an oven roasted grape and herbed goat cheese cracker for Cooking Club one time and it was so good – again going with the sweet and salty combo.
One of the first times thought that I had grapes in bread was when my husband had a memory of a bread he had in Italy – called schiacciata – he remembered it one time having grapes and rosemary and I recreated that for him a couple times when he was in the mood for bread.
Here is where I think I lost Jenn – the cheese. YOU NEED THE CHEESE! Yes, I am shouting because this made the pizza. Two ounces of Trader Joe’s lite mozzarella.
Just look at how gorgeous this pizza is!!
This whole pizza came in at 10 points – 5 for the dough, 2 for the cream cheese, 2 for the mozzarella cheese and 1 point for the bacon. I don’t count a pound for the sugar free pancake syrup because it was only 10 calories – I am a WW rebel that way!
I am loving overnight oats, especially since my Instagram friend mailed me some of her granola – only 2 points for 1/8 a cup and it was delicious – thank you Judy! 1/2 cup of oats (4) my very berry sauce, plain yogurt and 2 points for the granola – this was so filing!
Before work I cooked up some London Broil and threw in some leftover rice and had intentions of picking up veggies at Panda Express. When my sister and I were walking Macy’s we wandered down to their mini food court, and I picked up this container of mixed veggies – so good!
I reheated my rice and the veggies for a minute, then my beef for 20 seconds – I still wanted it to be a bit pink in the middle and it was perfect. Lunch was 7 points – 3 for the beef, 3 for the rice and 1 for the sauce.
And dinner was . . . more beef! London Broil is a super economical cut of beef – usually around $4 a pound not on sale. I made “refried” beans in my food processor – I can’t believe I don’t have any fat free refried beans in my house! I mixed a drained can of kidney beans with 2 tablespoons hot sauce, 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, and 1/2 teaspoon of paprika and salt and pepper – let it rip for about 2 minutes and I had a creamy zero point bean dip.
Back to the London Broil – most people think that cut can only be done low and slow, but it is amazingly delicious cooked fast and furious – this was about an inch thick. I heated up my cast iron skillet and cooked the beef for 3 minutes a side, then let it rest 10 minutes before slicing. Some people on Instagram saw that pic and was like “Biz – that’s raw!” and others said “OMG, that is cooked perfectly!” So you be the judge – perfectly medium rare, or raw?!
And in case you are wondering, I found my weekend lounge wear – it’s perfect, no?!
Happy Thursday friends – make it a great day and don’t eat like an asshole.